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Saturday Notes

Happy belated birthday to time_shark, alitalf, mayree, akaihyo, vonjunzt, and wiredwizard, and happy early birthday to griffith_gwyn!

A few news items of possible interest:

* The Pulp Magazines Project has just posted the first several issues of Amazing Stories, including April 1926 – September 1926 and December 1926. Read the classic pulp magazine edited by Hugo Gernsback in all its scanned-in glory, with stories by H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, Murray Leinster, and more.

* The Library of America has announced two forthcoming titles that make me a very happy camper: American Science Fiction – Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s, edited by Gary K. Wolfe (October 2012). Volume 1: 1953–1956 includes 1. Frederick Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth's The Space Merchants, 2. Theodore Sturgeon's More Than Human, 3. Leigh Brackett's The Long Tomorrow, and 4. Richard Matheson's The Shrinking Man. Volume 2: 1956–1958 includes 1. Robert Heinlein's Double Star, 2. Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination, 3. James Blish's A Case of Conscience, 4. Algis Budrys's Who?, and 5. Fritz Leiber's Big Time.

* In more somber news, actor Peter Breck, who portrayed Nick Barkley in Big Valley, died on Monday. I grew up on Westerns, and Big Valley was my childhood favorite. It's sad that such an integral and beloved part of that show is gone forever, but he won't be forgotten.

On a lighter note:

funny pictures history - Floating Away
see more Historic LOL

The first rule of the Diogenes Club: don't talk in The Diogenes Club.
- as seen on a t-shirt



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 11th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, I didn't know about Peter Breck's death. He was my favorite Big Valley character. :-(
Feb. 14th, 2012 12:04 pm (UTC)
It's sad news, isn't it? *hugs*
Feb. 12th, 2012 07:29 am (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wishes!

And for the updates! It's good to see what's going on in the SciFi world, but I never do comment as much as I should.
Feb. 14th, 2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, on both counts!

And thank you. I appreciate it!
Feb. 12th, 2012 11:56 am (UTC)
I was saddened to hear about Peter Breck, he was my favorite on "The Big Valley." A fitting tribute would be for them to finally release the rest of the show on DVD.
Feb. 14th, 2012 12:09 pm (UTC)
Isn't it sad news?

Yes indeed! I really hope they will! I'd like to go back and rewatch the entire series without having to stop mid-way through the episodes. I have all that's been released so far, but where's the rest? Here's hoping...
Feb. 13th, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
Regarding the Pulp Magazine Project, what about The Shadow. I couldn't find no mention of The Shadow.
Feb. 14th, 2012 12:10 pm (UTC)
Only The Shadow knows, apparently...
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